Sunday, July 31, 2011


Last May I was in Iloilo and I decided to visit one of my favorite restaurant. Afrique's. The first time I tasted Afrique's it with their first restaurant at the back of Jaro Church. I really enjoyed their pizza and pasta back then. Now I learned that they have expanded and have five branches. I'm not surprised though. The food are good and I'm sure people are always visiting their restaurants. The picture above is their Afrique's baby back ribs.

Me, my sister and my cousins went to the smallville branch and I was surprised they added some new food to the menu. I didn't regret eating here because it was affordable and the food was really good! One serving can feed two or more people so it was great for the five of us. Here are some of the food we ordered.

I forgot the name of this drink but it was really refreshing. 

This is their Penne Pasta.

Carbonara. This is my cousin's favorite pasta. I must say i'm not a big fan of Carbonara but this is really good.

Their pizza was really good. I can't believe I only spent like 900 pesos with all the food I ordered. It was cheaper considering if I ordered the same dishes here in Manila, it would be around 2000 pesos. 

I really enjoyed Afrique's and would visit again once I visit Iloilo again. Here's there website

Keep on eating and blogging!!!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Deco's Lapaz Batchoy

I was in Iloilo last May and I told myself that I will not go home until I eat the original Lapaz Batchoy in Iloilo. Being born and raise in Iloilo, I know what a good batchoy taste like. Unfortunately, the batchoys here in Manila SUCKS. I'm not kidding. Eventhough they have a franchise from Iloilo, nothing can beat the original batchoy in Iloilo. Perhaps it's because the way the Illongos cook the broth or the ingredients are more fresh. Im not really sure why, but all I know is that the best batchoys are in Iloilo. I'm just salivating looking at this picture. Gosh, I miss going my hometown and the food there. 

Batchoy is not complete without the puto. I swear it tastes better when I eat it with puto. 

My favorite branch of Decos is in front of SM Delgado. The batchoy served their is much better than any branch they have. I know some people would disagree with me saying that they all taste the same. But only a true born Ilonggo can distinguish the different taste. By the way here's their website

Anyway, I hope you like my post and I hope it made you hungry!

Keep on eating and blogging!!!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

MedChef 1st Anniversary Party

I was lucky that I got invited to MedChef's 1st anniversary party. I was really excited going to this event even though I don't know anyone there! Good thing the bloggers that were invited there were really nice. I had fun and I must say it was nice going to this party even though it was raining. 

I only took pictures of some of the food served in the party because my camera is sh@t. I need to buy a new one! Ugh, the pictures were not good. The food was great though. I love the cakes that they served and I am seriously thinking of going back to this place to taste some of their cakes. Here are some of the food from the party.

I also had a picture taken with the part owner/head chef/ celebrity chef Hasset Go. He was really nice and made everyone in the party feel welcome. By the way, this guy is probably one of the youngest and successful pastry chef here in the Philippines.

I had fun meeting fellow filipino bloggers and it was nice that they made me feel welcome. The highlight of my night though was having my picture taken with Chef Heny Sison. She is one of the most famous pastry chef here in the Philippines. She is also one of the people I look up to because I personally want to be a pastry chef someday. She is actually Chef Hasset's mentor so it was nice that she was there to support him.

I had a great time and I promise I'll visit MedChef soon to taste more of their creations.

Keep on eating and blogging!!!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

FIlipino Style Kimchi Fried Rice

The first time that I tasted Kimchi Fried Rice was when my friend Marie brought me to a Korean-Japanese restaurant in U.P. Diliman. I forgot the name of that place but I'm sure if you are in U.P. you can find it right away. At first I was having doubts about it because I'm not a big fan of kimchi. When I tasted it though my mind changed about kimchi. I love it!!! I bought one home afterwards and my sisters love it. I decided I would try to recreate this dish and make it a pinoy style kimchi friend rice.

a can of corned beef (you can choose whatever brand you want and you can also choose ground beef for this)
1/2 cup chopped kimchi (don't forget the liquid part of the kimchi. you can add more if you wan't to make it more spicy)
2 eggs
1 minced small onion
2 minced cloves garlic
2 tbsp. oil
4 cups of leftover rice (i prefer the rice cooked a day before because newly cooked rice is not as good)
salt and pepper to taste

1. Cooked one of the egg scrambled and the other one sunny side up. Set aside.
2. Saute the garlic and onion.
3. Add the kimchi.
4. Add the corned beef.
5. Add the rice. Make sure that yo mix everything well. 
6. After a few minutes add the liquid part of the kimchi. You'll notice that the color of the rice would turn red-orange.
7. Mix it well and then when you feel like it is almost cook you can add the scrambled egg.
8. Serve this with the other egg like on this picture below.

This is probably one of my favorite breakfast and one way to eat kimchi if you don't like the taste much. Believe me you'll start to like it after eating this dish!

Hope you guys like this post!

Keep on eating and blogging!!!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Sweet and Sour Tilapia

I made this a few months ago and I always forget to post it. Anyway, this type of dish is great for any type of fish out there. Just change the fish and use the same type of sauce. This sauce is great for any fish out there and can add a little something different for fried fish. Here is the recipe.

Fry the fish. In this dish I use Tilapia.

For the sauce, you need to saute the garlic, onion, ginger and then carrots. Add vinegar afterwards. It depends on you on how much vinegar you want and how many fish you are frying. Add sugar afterwards and again it depends on you on how it would taste. Remember to use your palette when adding ingredients. Your tongue is your guide when you are cooking. To thicken the sauce add some cornstarch with water. Remember to mix cornstarch with cold water before you add it to your sauce. When you like the thickness of the sauce, you can now serve it with the fish. Easy!

Try it out now and you'll be surprise how this sauce can change the way you cook fried fish.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Asparagus with Oyster Soy Sauce

I'm a firm believer that food does not need to be complicated in order to taste great. Just a little things added to it and you'll be surprise on how its taste changes. Take this asparagus with soy sauce as an example. All I did is saute the asparagus with garlic and then add oyster soy sauce to it. It tastes wonderful to me. My cousin Kaye taught me how to do this a few years ago and I still remember how good it tastes. I guess it was because it was the first time I tasted asparagus and I was surprise that I actually like it. Try this dish and you'll like it as well....

Simplicity in cooking can really surprise you...

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Asparagus Wrapped in Bacon

I saw this dish from "Everyday Italian" but of course I always forget how Giada did it. I'm not good at memorizing recipes but when I saw some Asparagus on the supermarket I know I have to try this out. This is actually very easy to do. All you have to do is blanched the Asparagus. Make sure that it is half cooked only. After that wrapped it in bacon and then you can either fry or grilled it.

This is a big surprise for me because it is so easy to do yet so delicious! Everybody love it at home and they love the combination of the bacon and asparagus. This is the second time I made this dish.

I have to be careful about wrapping the bacon though because it can easily seperated. Anyway, you can choose whatever type of bacon you prefer. I usually use those sweet tasting bacon because I like the taste better.

This dish just proves that delicious dishes doesn't need to be complicated.... (^_^)


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